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Record 22023

Reading Experience:

'Jan. 19th. [1862] Princess Alice wrote to my father about the Dedication of the "Idylls" to [her father] the Prince Consort: '[...] Mr Tennyson could not have chosen a more beautiful or true testimonial to the memory of him who was so really good and noble, than the dedication of the "Idylls of the King" which he so valued and admired. Princess Alice transmitted these lines to the Queen, who desired her to tell Mr Tennyson, with her sincerest thanks, how much moved she was on reading them, and that they had soothed her aching, bleeding heart. She knows also how [italics]he[end italics] would have admired them.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1862 and 19 Jan 1862
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Queen Victoria
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1819
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Queen of Great Britain and Ireland
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred Tennyson
Title: Dedication, Idylls of the King
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 22023  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hallam Tennyson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1897
  Vol: 1
  Page: 480
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 480,, accessed: 24 May 2022

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